That so-called ‘Roman Swiss Army Knife’ story was making the rounds again at a couple of sites that I frequent (e.g. Wired, Neatorama) and, of course, it was being Tweeted all over the place as well:
As regular readers of rogueclassicism know, of course, this story was actually first making the rounds back in January:
… and a number of us continue to be somewhat skeptical of the dating, based on the inclusion of a fork in the ‘package’. See the post and discussion at:
The Fitzwilliam Museum page on the item appears to have been updated on November 1, but I’m not sure how; the dating of the object (A.D. 200-300) certainly hasn’t changed.